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squat

to occupy land or property without title or authority. Many systems give some protection to squatters even if only to the extent of requiring judicial process for removal.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006
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As if modeled after a funhouse mirror reflection, this colorful oil on panel painting depicts within a stretched oblong, framed within a thin horizontal rectangle, the profile of a child with red hair and a head far wider than it is tall; measuring 63 inches x 16 M inches, the portrait itself is, the Gallery website reports, its 'squattest' ('nearly 4 times wider than it is high').
Meanwhile St Thomas' Presbyterian Church in Vale Street has the squattest spire imaginable, as if a passing giant had rested the wide berth of his backside on it, any desire for grandeur obviously kept in rein by nonconformist puritanism.